jack-starrs-burning-starr in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

The Horse and Sparrow Theory - VICTIMS

Death and black metal are the typical, immediate reference points for heavy music fans when Sweden is the topic of discussion. But the nation has also been a hotbed for hardcore punk for decades. Acts like ANTI CIMEX, CRUDE SS, MOB 47 and DRILLER KILLER have been influential across the globe. VICTIMS has been running ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

STEEL PANTHER To Release 'Heavy Metal Rules' Album In September

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER will release their fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a self-help manual and ultimate party album combined," was once again produced by Jay Ruston, who collaborated with the band on all ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FAITHSEDGE Feat. MR. BIG, Ex-STRYPER, Ex-DOKKEN Members: 'Angelic' Lyric Video

The new lineup of the melodic hard rock group FAITHSEDGE, which features singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, MR. BIG/ACE FREHLEY drummer Matt Starr, ex-STRYPER bassist Timothy Gaines and former DOKKEN guitarist Alex De Rosso, will release its new album, "Bleed For Passion", on July 26 via Scarlet Records (Spiritual Beast in Japan). Produced, mixed and mastered by ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Help Us Stranger - THE RACONTEURS

THE RACONTEURS burst on to the hard rock scene with 2006's "Broken Boy Soldiers", a pivotal moment for co-founder Jack White. Just one year later, the final WHITE STRIPES album was released. While this turning point for White is obvious viewing things in the rearview mirror, THE RACONTEURS initially came across as a side project ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises TRUMP, Says Anyone Against America Is 'A Socialist Communist Asshole'

James Kottak says that "anyone against America is a socialist communist asshole." The unusual Independence Day greetings came after the former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer wished his 18 thousand followers a happy holiday on Twitter. "Happy Fourth.... Trump rules!" the 56-year-old musician wrote, adding in a separate tweet: "Any one against America is ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Huntington, New York

Scarygroove TV has uploaded video footage of Ace Frehley's July 2 concert at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Check out the clips below. Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot Coogan ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ACE FREHLEY To Release 'Origins Vol. 2' In October

Ace Frehley will release "Origins Vol. 2", the sequel to his 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the former KISS guitarist, in October via Entertainment One (eOne). The disc, which will feature guest appearances by Lita Ford (singing "Jumping Jack Flash") and CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander (singing HUMBLE PIE's "30 Days In The Hole"), ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEICIDE Performs At Colombia's ROCK AL PARQUE (Video)

Professionally filmed video footage of DEICIDE's performance at the Rock Al Parque festival, which was held June 29 - July 1 in Bogota, Colombia can be seen below. DEICIDE recently parted ways with guitarist Mark English and replaced him with Chris Cannella. English joined DEICIDE in 2016 following the departure of longtime guitarist Jack Owen. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video: GREAT WHITE Performs At Colorado's FREEDOM FEST

Fan-filmed video footage of GREAT WHITE's June 29 performance at the Freedom Fest in Golden, Colorado can be seen below. GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall recently confirmed to the "Music Mania" podcast that the band is working on new material with its latest addition, singer Mitch Malloy. "We've been writing songs," Mark said. "In fact, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Wilkes-Barre

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's June 29 concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Steve Easton"). Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says U.S. Should 'Fix' Its Homelessness Problem Before Accepting Any More 'Outsiders'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that America should take care of its "homeless problem" before accepting any more "outsiders." Earlier today, the 56-year-old musician tweeted: "I wrote a new song.... 'Get out of My Kountry' ie: stay out of my space! We don't need anymore outsiders. We can't even fix ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ACE FREHLEY Says He Recently Spoke With PAUL STANLEY

Ace Frehley says that he has had no contact with Gene Simmons since his social media outburst in which the ex-KISS guitarist called his former bandmate an "asshole and a sex addict." Before KISS's "End Of The Road" tour launched in January, Frehley addressed some comments Simmons made about about a possible reunion of the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Concept Unification - PINKISH BLACK

There was a time when two-piece bands were a novelty. At this point, you can barely sneeze without hitting at least one act that has ditched guitars or bass in favor of an arsenal of FX pedals and analogue synths. And yet, even in an increasingly crowded marketplace, PINKISH BLACK continue to make music that ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

KIP WINGER And Acclaimed Writer/Director DAMIEN GRAY To Release 'Get Jack' Concept Album

Grammy Award-nominated classical composer and rock icon Kip Winger (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, ALAN PARSONS), in his theatrical composing debut, and acclaimed writer/director Damien Gray ("Atomic The Musical", "Animagique", "Steps In Time", "Biohazard" and "Sing On Tour") will release tahe concept album of their new musical thriller, "Get Jack", on Friday, July 19. Pre-order will be ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FAITHSEDGE Feat. MR. BIG, Ex-STRYPER, Ex-DOKKEN Members: 'Bleed For Passion' Album Due In July

The new lineup of the melodic hard rock group FAITHSEDGE, which features singer/songwriter Giancarlo Floridia, MR. BIG/ACE FREHLEY drummer Matt Starr, ex-STRYPER bassist Timothy Gaines and former DOKKEN guitarist Alex De Rosso, will release its new album, "Bleed For Passion", on July 26 via Scarlet Records (Spiritual Beast in Japan). Produced, mixed and mastered by ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOHN WETTON Box Set 'An Extraordinary Life' Coming Soon

Since John Wetton's passing in January 2017, his family, friends and management have been working on finding a fitting tribute to such a remarkable man and iconic artist. The result of this labor of love is a box set titled "An Extraordinary Life", dedicated entirely to John's solo career. The project has the full support ...

Read more

Posted in: News